Category Archives: Community

Meet our new Travel Fellowship Review Chair: Farah Zaib Khan

The next round of our OBF Travel Fellowships just ended on the 15th of December! This round we have introduced a Review Chair coming from the midst of our community that will help us in reviewing the applications. The role … Continue reading

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Biopython 1.73 released

Dear Biopythoneers, Biopython 1.73 has been released and is available from our website and PyPI. This release of Biopython supports Python 2.7, 3.4, 3.5 and 3.6. It has also been tested on PyPy2.7 v6.0.0 and PyPy3.5 v6.0.0. As in recent … Continue reading

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Updates are coming!

About a year ago, the OBF shared plans to get more involved with the open science community, and followed up by recruiting two board members for this purpose. Since then, we’ve tried to keep up momentum and community engagement – … Continue reading

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The color of bioinformatics: what is it and how can it be modified?

This is a guest blog post from Tendai Mutangadura, who was supported by the ongoing Open Bioinformatics Foundation travel fellowship program to attend the GCCBOSC 2018 meeting in Portland, June 2018. The OBF’s Travel Fellowship program continues to help open source bioinformatics software … Continue reading

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City of roses they call it – Portland Oregon (USA)

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How should I start describing the fruitful experience in this amazing city… First time ever in Portland, second time attending BOSC… I knew I was signing up for a great time but did not know much about the uncanny beauty … Continue reading

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Taking Turns

BOSC 2019 will be part of ISMB 2019 Every year until 2018, BOSC was part of the annual ISMB conference as a community of special interest (COSI, formerly known as a SIG, Special Interest Group). As part of our continuing … Continue reading

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GCCBOSC 2018 post-meeting report

This year, the Galaxy Community Conference (GCC) and the Bioinformatics Community Conference (BOSC) met together to form the first Bioinformatics Community Conference. At GCCBOSC 2018, participants were able to meet and collaborate with a broad community of bioinformatics developers and … Continue reading

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Following up from BOSC’s OBF Birds of a Feather meeting

It was really great to meet so many of you at GCCBOSC this year! We will soon have a couple of Travel Fellowship blog posts talking about the conference, so we won’t provide too much of a general overview at … Continue reading

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Travel award recipients for April 2018

We had another great round of applications for the OBF Travel Fellowship this spring. After reviewing the applications, the OBF Board selected three recipients, who have all accepted the award. Congratulations to our spring 2018 recipients: Anisha Keshavan –  attended the eLife Innovation Sprint. Anisha … Continue reading

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